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  Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way... continue...

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1. Zen Buddhists visit campus - Times-Delphic

Zen Buddhists visit campus
Times-Delphic
Gereon Kopf of Luther College spoke to a crowd of 50 people on Thursday night. Kopf gave an hour-long lecture on how humans talk about God and the nature of the ultimate being. “How do we talk about what cannot be talked about?” Kopf said. Kopf took ...



2. A Drinkable Feast: Remembering Kerouac - Weekly Alibi

Weekly Alibi

A Drinkable Feast: Remembering Kerouac
Weekly Alibi
A haunting meditation on alcoholism, death and literary fame—all dressed up as the fumblings of a failing Zen Buddhist, Big Sur is the perfect bookend to Kerouac's career. He skyrocketed to fame with the publication of On the Road in 1957 and was ...



3. Monks, cocktails, and impermanence at the Film Center - Martha's Vineyard Times

Martha's Vineyard Times

Monks, cocktails, and impermanence at the Film Center
Martha's Vineyard Times
Renowned photographer Alan Brigish of West Tisbury and beloved storyteller Susan Klein of Oak Bluffs have teamed up for a mixed-media event, on tap this Saturday, October 26, at 3:30 at the M.V. Film Center. To discuss what precisely this dynamic duo ...



4. Free Will and Psychological Determinism - h+ Magazine

Free Will and Psychological Determinism
h+ Magazine
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it comes from Zen Buddhism. There's no precise translation in English, but a good approximation to the meaning is to “unask” a question or idea. In other words, saying “mu” to “free will vs. determinism ...



5. Sam Harris: Glenn Greenwald is out to lunch, Reza Aslan 'plays hide the ball ... - Raw Story

Raw Story

Sam Harris: Glenn Greenwald is out to lunch, Reza Aslan 'plays hide the ball ...
Raw Story
It was Zen mixed with Shinto mixed with a kind of Japanese nationalism and war ethic. So it was a weird brew, but it was not at all a surprise that certain Zen teachings, which do not emphasize compassion to the degree that most Buddhist teachings do ...

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6. Cuban poet Omar Perez to share his work Tuesday in Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)

Cuban poet Omar Perez to share his work Tuesday in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
Lazer, recently retired from the University of Alabama, sought out the renowned poet, musician, artist and translator in part because of their shared study of Zen Buddhism, but also because both experiment with forms in their writing. “Like mine, his ...

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7. Wedding Talk: Find your zen, and then lean on that and loved ones - Pocono Record

Wedding Talk: Find your zen, and then lean on that and loved ones
Pocono Record
The word zen actually refers to a sect or school of Buddhism, and its history and meaning is quite complicated. But when used in pop culture we generally mean a state of mind that is at peace, with a focus on the unity of mind and body. Zen involves ...



8. The Zen Pagan: Wild Naked Minds - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

The Zen Pagan: Wild Naked Minds
Patheos (blog)
And perhaps it is — this is Zen we're talking about after all, a path known for paradox. But anyone who thinks meditation practice is tame should consult the legends of the Buddha's enlightenment. Here's how Paul Carus, an early Western scholar of ...



9. At Comme des Garcons, Zen-Loving CEO Rewrites the Rules of Retail - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

At Comme des Garcons, Zen-Loving CEO Rewrites the Rules of Retail
Bloomberg
To those who aren't familiar with Joffe -- a seemingly mild-mannered executive with a background in Zen Buddhism and linguistics -- this matter-of-fact extermination of another living being might seem surprising. But as Bloomberg Pursuits magazine ...




 



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